The Broxtowe Women's Project Blog - Raising awareness of domestic abuse in Broxtowe.

The latest news and updates from the Broxtowe Women’s Project.


Plumbing partnership will provide ‘peace of mind’

July 26, 2021

For survivors of Domestic Abuse, allowing a male tradesperson to enter the home can elicit extreme fear and anxiety. Broxtowe based Domestic Abuse charity BWP were recently approached by Lee Shapcott, Director of Leev...
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Guest blogger for BWP

July 20, 2021

We are delighted that the writer and Domestic Abuse survivor,  Natascha Graham, is allowing us to share her blog posts and short films with you via our website. Natascha is a writer of stage, screen, fiction, non-fic...
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From historic patriarchy to toxic shame. Why do men become domestic abusers?

July 14, 2021

“Men don’t abuse women because society tells them it’s ok. They do it because society tells them they are entitled to be in control.” – Jess Hill. There are two significant factors that contribute to men’s a...
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Generous donations will make a brighter summer for many

July 7, 2021

BWP would like to say a huge thank you to some of its friends and supporters for some extraordinary fundraising efforts this summer. Our founder, Andrea Lucy-Hirst (below on the left) raised £220 through an Open Gard...
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Abusive Persuasion – guilt tripping, persuasive and manipulative tactics seen in Domestic Abuse

June 30, 2021

“I’ve been doing this for a long time – manipulating people to get my own way. That’s why you think you love me. Because I’ve broken you down and built you back up to believe it. It wasn’t an accident,” - C...
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MP for Broxtowe, Darren Henry, supports our cause in Parliament

Our charity was praised in Parliament on Tuesday 29 June 2021, by MP for Broxtowe, Darren Henry, and the Minister for Crime and Policing, Kit Malthouse MP. Darren Henry asked: "During this pandemic, we have seen and u...
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BWP Chair chosen by Cause 4 as Trustee of the Month!

Our incredible Chair, Rachel Riggs, was chosen by social enterprise (and one of the first certified B-Corporations in the UK), Cause 4, as their Trustee of the month for June 2021! Rachel said: “Becoming Chair wa...
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Survivors of Domestic Abuse fund hours of help through fundraising month

June 23, 2021

A group of Nottingham women who came together while receiving support for their experience of domestic abuse from Broxtowe Women’s Project have raised hundreds of pounds by completing more than 1,000 miles in a fundrai...
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We’re delighted to support the A to Z of Consent

June 21, 2021

We are delighted to see The Consent Coalition's A to Z of Consent out there today, being shared, and educating people about #consent We were so happy to be able to support it! The A-Z of Consent campaign gives key ...
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BWP receives historic donation from PayPlan

June 16, 2021

Our 20th birthday celebrations have become even happier, after learning we are to receive our largest ever donation from free debt advice provider, PayPlan. We have been gifted an incredible £50,000 by PayPlan to enh...
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